We could all do with a little pick-me-up from time to time, and there’s no greater feeling than receiving words of encouragement from your peers. While some team leaders might go overboard and make a team meeting a cliche cringe-fest, there are definitely some famous quotes which will be sure to get brains buzzing and increase levels of co-operation.
A positive work environment is a successful one, so a proactive approach should be taken at all times. Teamwork really does make the dream work, so take some inspiration from some of our favourite motivational quotes of all time and let their magic rub off on your team. Happy reading!
Quotes to enourage teamwork
Get the whole team working on the same page with these awesome quotes, all focused on the amazing benefits of a cohesive team.
👥 “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford
👥 “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard
👥 “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek
👥 “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
👥 “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
👥 “It takes two flints to make a fire.” – Louisa May Alcott
👥 “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ― Helen Keller
👥 “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” — Michael Jordan
Quotes to drive determination
The most successful tasks are always a result of hard work and determination. If things are a bit tough or may seem like a long journey, these quotes will be sure to remind your team why it’s all worth it.
👆🏼 “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
👆🏼 “Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man.” – Jimmy Lyon
👆🏼 “What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter.” – Peter F. Drucker
👆🏼 “Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it’s a really good thing to remember.” – Ginni Rometty
👆🏼 “Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” – Malcolm Forbes
👆🏼 “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
Quotes to spark creativity
It can be easy to hit a creative-block from time to time, especially if your job requires a creative mind 24/7. Reignite your creative flames with these quotes which will remind you why you fell in love with creativity in the first place.
🎨 “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou
🎨 “If it doesn’t sell; it isn’t creative.” – David Ogilvy
🎨 “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde
🎨 “Create with the heart; build with the mind.” – Criss Jami
🎨 “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker
🎨 “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk
🎨 “The most talented, thought-provoking, game-changing people are never normal.” – Richard Branson
Quotes for the humorous moments
Meetings don’t always have to be super serious, it’s nice to lift the mood from time to time with a bit of humour. As they say, laughter is the best medicine, so give these one-liners a go.
🤣 “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross
🤣 “Google everything. I mean everything. Google your dreams, Google your problems. Don’t ask a question before you Google it. You’ll either find the answer or you’ll come up with a better question.” – Austin Kleon
🤣 “An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault.” – William Castle
🤣 “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mohandas K. Ghandi
🤣 “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” – Tori Filler
🤣 “If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.” – James Goldsmith
🤣 “It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
🤣 “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
🤣 “Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.” – Lewis Grizzard
🤣 “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.” – Roy L. Smith
General quotes to re-energise employees
Fancy some more quotes to brighten up someone’s day? Check out some more general ones we found; we just couldn’t wait to share them!
⚡ “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
⚡ “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” — John Milton, Paradise Lost
⚡ “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” — Ayn Rand
⚡ “Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.” — Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby
With so many new quotes right at your fingertips, it’s time to incorporate them into your everyday life. Why not focus on one quote each day? See how these motivational words affect both your work and personal life; you’ll be amazed at the positivity which radiates from you. You’ll never have a slow meeting day ever again! Have a great culture worth bragging about.